Special Session at Ecological Society of America Meeting in August

July 28, 2021

We are organizing a special session at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Meet us there!

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Session Type: Special Session

SS 11:

Decadal Strategic Planning and Implementation: U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program and the North American Carbon Program

Date of special session: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Time of special session: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Pacific or Eastern Daylight Time:12:30 PM or GMT ( UTC ): 4:30 PM
The U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program (US CCSP) is a federal multi-agency research program established under US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) auspices in 1999. It incorporates broad coordinated community input such as from the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plans (1999, 2011). Researchers and program managers have been using the 2011 Plan to expand and enhance our understanding of the carbon and pertinent biogeochemical cycles across land, water, air and society from local to regional to global scales. One such program, the North American Carbon Program (NACP) is a multi-agency, multidisciplinary community of practice focused on understanding carbon sources and sinks in North American and adjacent oceans. As a core program of the US CCSP, NACP has recently developed a Science Implementation Plan to inform research, scientific collaboration, and syntheses across 5 program elements: sustained and expanded observations; assessment and integration; processes and attribution; prediction; and communication, coordination, and decision support.

In this open forum, we will discuss and seek community input on research progress since 2011, the new NACP Science Implementation Plan, and the broader decadal strategic planning vision of the US CCSP. Pertinent U.S. research funding programs, observation networks and coordination capabilities and opportunities across agencies and internationally will also be discussed.

Also, check out other NACP ESA events here.